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Monster Cup 2014, Las Vegas, NV

Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha’s Aaron Scott Plessinger really stepped up his game at the Monster Cup 2014. Despite having never raced supercross before, Aaron won both motos and took the overall, in the amateur All-Stars class.  Teammate Cooper Webb finished up the day in sixteenth position, in the 450 class, after having crashed in the second moto. 

         

Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha awarded National Team of the year

After a season of moto wins, holeshot awards, a championship win and just pure domination, the Yamalube Star Racing team has had a pretty amazing year of racing. For all of its achievements this year, the team was awarded National Team of the year. This award in itself speaks volumes and shows how Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha has really excelled above all of the 250 and 450 teams competing in the championship.  

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Picture Cred: Racer X/Cudby

Tooele, UT

The final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series ended in a similar fashion to that of the start, with the Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha boys stealing the show. The 2014 champion, Jeremy Martin, won both motos with teammate, Cooper Webb, taking the holeshot in the first moto and finishing third overall. This has been the team’s most successful year by far, thanks to all of the sponsors, riders and crew, who have worked so hard to make it happen.

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Picture Cred: RacerX/Cudby

Crawfordsville, IN

The eleventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship was muddy.  Jeremy Martin scooped up the championship after the first moto, when he finished second. Webb had a few spills, in the Indianan mud, but his fast pace allowed him to make up time and he finished the moto in sixth position. Both of the Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha riders went down in the second moto. Webb came back to fifth and the newly titled champion, Jeremy Martin, came back to fifteenth.

Cooper Webb finished fifth overall and Jeremy Martin finished eighth.  The spotlight now turns on Webb, who will be competing for second place in the championship. The ultimate round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will be at Tooele, Utah, on August 23.

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Picture Cred: RacerX/Instapics


Jeremy Martin Wins the Championship at the penultimate round in Indiana

Jeremy Martin has undeniably dominated this season.  He has held the red plate after each round of the Championship. Finally, after a muddy first moto, at the eleventh round in Indiana, he is awarded the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross lites title. This is Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s first outdoor championship, and will hopefully be the first of many more to come.

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Picture Cred: RacerX/Instapics


Unadilla, NY

After a weekend off the Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha team was back in full swing at the tenth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series at Unadilla, NY. Point’s leader, Jeremy Martin, had another consistent ride, finishing second overall, which secured him a sixty-six point lead. Teammate Cooper Webb was seventh in the first moto but dnf’d the second moto. Webb finished fifteenth overall and is now third in the championship.  The eleventh round will be at Crawfordsville, Indiana on August 16.

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Picture Cred:RacerX/Cudby

Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha Rider Selected for Team USA

Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin has been chosen to represent team USA at the Motocross of Nations, which will be held in Latvia on September 27-28. After Jeremy’s dominating season, he was an obvious choice to race at the most prestigious international motocross event in the World. Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha is proud to be a part of this year’s US team, and looks forward to the upcoming event.

Washougal, WA

The Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team had another podium finish at the ninth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series in Washougal, WA.  Nearing the end of the season, points leader Jeremy Martin, played it safe, going four-four, and taking third overall. Cooper Webb was right behind him with a fourth overall finish.  Unfortunately the team’s rookie, Anthony Rodriguez, crashed in the second practice and was unable to race.

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Pictur Cred:Racerx/Cudby

Springcreek, MN

The Springcreek track was Jeremy Martin’s playground, just as it had been when he was a kid. He took the overall win at the eighth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series and furthered his championship points lead.  Cooper Webb redeemed himself, after an unfortunate crash in the first moto. He got the second moto win, which gave him the third podium spot for the day. He also moved back up to second in the points standings.  Anthony Rodriguez finished twelfth for the day. Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha heads to Washington for the ninth round of the series which will be held on July 26. To really put results in perspective, for the first sixteen motos, Star riders have been in first or second position in fourteen out of sixteen races.

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Photo Cred: Raxer X/Cudby


Buddscreek, MD

Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha gets three top ten overalls at Buddscreek       

The seventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, at Buddscreek, MD, was hot and humid. All three of the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamahas were in the top ten with rookie, Anthony Rodriguez, having his best race of the season yet.

Anthony Rodriguez got two solid results for the day, finishing ninth overall. Jeremy Martin got second overall and Cooper Webb finished fifth. After seven rounds, Jeremy Martin remains the one and only points leader for 2014, in the 250 class. Round eight will be at Springcreek, Minnesota, on July 19. 

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Picture Cred: RacerX/Cudby

Redbud, MI

Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha scoops up their 4th overall win at Redbud         

The Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team put on a spectacular show for the fans at Redbud on the Fourth of July weekend. Jeremy Martin won the first moto and Cooper Webb won the second moto, with Martin finishing close behind in second place. Jeremy took the overall, giving Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha their 4th overall win of the season. With half the season gone the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team has won 8/12 first places and 7/12 second places. Unbelievable.

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Picture Cred:RacerX/Cudby

Muddy Creek, TN

Another overall win for Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha

After a weekend’s break, the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team returned to Muddy Creek for the fifth round of the Championship.  Rookie, Anthony Rodriguez made a comeback after missing three rounds due to injury. The team had another impressive weekend with Cooper Webb getting his first moto win of his career and taking his first overall victory. Jeremy Martin got seventh overall and remains the point’s leader. Rodriguez got his first top ten moto finish and finished eleventh overall. The sixth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will be on July 5, at Redbud, Michigan.

Picture Cred: Racer X/Cudby

Picture Cred: Racer X/Cudby

High Point, PA

Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha Continues its Championship Assault

After four rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha riders Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb continue to occupy first and second places in the overall standings, a position they have enjoyed all season long. Jeremy Martin holds a commanding 36-point lead over third place. 

Conditions were questionable for the UPMC High Point National in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania, as rain prior to the event created a muddy, challenging track, but conditions improved throughout the day and made for exciting racing.  Things started out well for Jeremy Martin as he won the Oakley Time Bomb award as fastest qualifier.  Jeremy backed up his qualifying win with a strong second place finish in moto one, followed by Cooper in third place.  After fighting his way back from a crash in moto two, Martin worked his way up to sixth place to finish second overall, making him the only rider in the 250 class to finish on the podium at every event.

The Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha Team would like to express its thanks to Keith McCarty and the crew at Yamaha Pro Racing for their continued technical assistance in putting an outstanding motorcycle on the track, as well as their support of the Star Racing amateur platform, which allows the development of outstanding young talent like Jeremy and Cooper.  Thanks as well to all our sponsors that provide necessary financial and technical support.  It is this commitment that will allow the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha Team to achieve its goal of an AMA 250 National Motocross Championship, Yamaha’s first 250/Lites/125 championship since Jeff Emig’s championship in 1992.

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Picture Cred:Racerx/Cudby

Thunder Valley, CO

Another great race for the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team at the Thunder Valley National, Denver, Colorado. Jeremy Martin had a great first moto, coming from the rear, winning his fifth straight moto. Copper Webb showed great speed to challenge Jeremy but crashed while in second to end his second place run. The day ended great with Jeremey maintaining a 26 point lead over his Yamaha teammate. The fourth round will be at the high point race way in Pennsylvania on June 14.

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Hangtown, CA

The Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team showed that their outshining performance at Glen Helen was not just a once off occurrence. They dominated the second round at Hangtown, Sacramento on May 31, 2014.

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Picture Cred: Racerx/Cudby

250 Moto 1: Jeremy Martin was third off the start and gained control of the race by passing for the lead on the second corner. He maintained last week’s dominating performance and took the win on the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha, with a 19.3 second lead. Cooper Webb was fourth off the start and soon went into third. He went down in an attempt to pass for second position but got up and charged on, managing to catch and pass Justin Bogle, the 2014 Supercross East Coast Champion. He finished the first moto in a strong second position.

 

250 Moto 2: The Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamahas were upfront right from the start in the second moto, with Jeremy getting the holeshot and Cooper in second. Cooper lost a position and fell into 3rd but soon regained the second spot. Jeremy won with a 21 second lead and Cooper finished second.    

The team heads to Colorado, on June 6, for the third round of the series. Martin will run the series red plate, with a twelve point lead over his teammate, Cooper Webb.            

Glen Helen, CA

250 Moto 1: Jeremy Martin was second on the start and gained first position during the first lap. After making the pass for the lead, he showed that he was the fastest rider on the track, leading every lap of the race and taking his first moto win of the season in a dominant fashion with a 15 second lead.     

Cooper Webb on the other hand, started mid-pack and with great effort he passed all the up to second place. Even when he was challenged on the last lap, for the second place finish, he refused to back down resulting in the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s taking the top two positions in the first moto.

Rookie, Anthony Rodriguez, had a good start and was riding strong in his first ever Pro Motocross race. He was in 5th position until he crashed. He got up and finished in 24th place.    

250 Moto 2: The second moto started with Jeremy Martin and Cooper Web upfront until the race was red- flagged because of a start pileup. Unfortunately Rodriguez was involved in the crash and did not restart. Martin once again got off to a great start and soon found himself upfront on the first lap. He dominated the race and got the second moto win with an impressive 21 second lead. Cooper Webb was top ten in the first lap of the restart. He charged his way through the pack up to second, passing previous MX champion Blake Bagget, giving Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha the top two positions for the second moto. The all-new 14 250F Yamaha was dominant in both motos, and had all the media scratching their heads wondering what happened to all the past champions and world champions that were in this very strong field.

Jeremy Martin got the overall win at Glen Helen with both moto wins. Cooper Webb came in second overall, finishing second in both motos.

 

Seattle, WA

250SX Group A Qualifying Practice 1:

Cooper Webb finished 3rd overall with a time of 56.985

250SX Group A Qualifying Practice 2:

Cooper Webb grabbed 4th fasted lap with a 55.892

 

250sx Heat 1: Cooper had a mediocre start, putting him in 6th. The next three laps Webb moved up to third, but with a couple bobbles he placed 6th.

 

250sx Main Event: Cooper had a great start off the gate, which put him into 5th where he stayed for three laps. Cooper crashed in the 4th lap putting him back to 10th, but with determination he finished 7th overall. 

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Houston, TX

Qualifying:

250SX Group A Qualifying Practice 1:

Cooper Webb finished 5th overall with a time of 50.522

250SX Group A Qualifying Practice 2:

Cooper Webb grabbed 6th fasted lap with a 49.800


250sx Heat 2: With a good start off the gate with a later speed Jeremy pushed forward finished 3rd behind Davalos and Bogle.


250sx Main Event: Jeremy had a good start out of the gate, and continued to gain for a few laps. On lap 5 Alex Martin and Jeremy Martin crashed, with damage to his bike Jeremy had to pit. After getting necessary work done to his bike, he finished the race in 20th, it was an unfortunate crash for Jeremy since he had podium speed all day.


 

St. Louis

Qualifying:

250SX Group A Qualifying Practice 1:

Jeremy Martin was finished 4th overall with a time of 49.688

250SX Group A Qualifying Practice 2:

Jeremy Martin finished 2nd overall but was penalized for stopping on the track and was pushed back to a 7th qualifying position with a time of 49.002

      250sx Heat 2: With a good start off the gate with a later speed Jeremy pushed forward finished 3rd behind Davalos and Bogle.

     250sx Main Event: Jeremy had a good start out of the gate, and continued to gain for a few laps. On lap 5 Alex Martin and Jeremy Martin crashed, with damage to his bike Jeremy had to pit. After getting necessary work done to his bike, he finished the race in 20th, it was an unfortunate crash for Jeremy since he had podium speed all day.

  Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team heads to Houston for round 14 of West Coast Supercross on April 5th.

 

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Toronto, Canada

Qualifying:

250SX Group A Qualifying Practice 1:

Jeremy Martin was finished 3rd overall with a 51.775

250SX Group A Qualifying Practice 2:

Jeremy Martin was finished 3rd overall with a 51.598 qualifying time. Jeremy will have 3rd gate pick for Heat race number 2.

250sx Heat 2: Jeremy came off the gate in to the middle of pack in 9th place however; he continued to move forward and finished 6th in the heat.

250sx Main Event: Martin had a decent start out of the gate in 8th place. With much determination Jeremy quickly put the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha bike up in 4th place, Jeremy was on the rear tire 3rd place with only 1 lap to go but could not make the pass and finished 4th overall.

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